Read more Jerusalem is the 'eternal capital of the state of Palestine' - Palestine leader Abbas The lawmaker also noted in his comments that Trump’s move could potentially " explode the situation in the zone of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ."
Head of the Upper House Committee for Information Policy, Senator Aleksey Pushkov, wrote on Twitter that the US president’s decision was a global shock with potentially dire consequences. " The whole world except for Israel is in a state of shock because of Trump’s decision. He has brought a new fuse to the old powder keg. I am confident that this is not the last shock ," he said.
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and announced the plans to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. " Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious - that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality ," Trump said.
" Israel is a sovereign nation with a right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace ," continued the US president, who called Israel " one of the most successful democracies in the world ."
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